Jim Vendiola

FILMMAKER : KINOSAUR FILMS

current projects

 
FINANCING / SCRIPT AVAILABLE  UPON REQUEST

FINANCING / SCRIPT AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

Home is where the hurt is

HOMESICK*
Feature / Supernatural Thriller
(Co-written with Shelley Gustavson)

Following a traumatic breakdown, a bratty young art student is forced to recover in the isolation of her father’s mid-construction home. But as she works to rebuild her world, she stumbles across a dark, decades-old mystery.

Concept: The youthful, sun-dappled abandon of Badlands swallowed by the lurking, psychotic dread of Don’t Look Now. Peppered with the strange, obsessive air of Vertigo and the poetically haunting pulse of Sharp Objects.

*This project is partially supported by an Individual Artist Program Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events, as well as a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency, a state agency through federal funds provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.

 
FESTIVAL TOUR / ONLINE RELEASE FORTHCOMING

FESTIVAL TOUR / ONLINE RELEASE FORTHCOMING

A love story about books and bondage

LIBRARY HOURS
Short / Erotic Arthouse

A recent widow named Camille falls into a strange, long-distance courtship with a librarian named Delphine, her dead husband's first wife. Fifty Shades smarter than...that other movie. Co-starring Melissa Vento in her debut performance, and the acclaimed "feral child" of alternative + fetish modeling, Cam Damage (NSFW). 

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SEEKING FINANCING / SCRIPT AVAILABLE ON  THE BLACKLIST  OR  UPON REQUEST

SEEKING FINANCING / SCRIPT AVAILABLE ON THE BLACKLIST OR UPON REQUEST

A Summer Gothic

SUNNY DAYS
Feature / Period Drama, Coming of Age

During the summer of 1972, two step-siblings—Rosemary (sixteen) and Dick (nineteen)—inhabit their affluent uncle's isolated beach home while he's away, encountering and harboring an enigmatic drifter named Daisy, with whom they form a strange, perhaps troubling bond. Together they will experience moments of youthful freedom in a bygone era, poignant self-discovery, and ultimately a horrific and unforgettable event.

Concept: The Virgin Suicides drops acid with Badlands.

Script Praise: 
"Raw and unsettling"
"A beautifully written, complex character study with a bewitching atmosphere...evaluated purely on depth, artfulness, and insight of its writing, Sunny Days is better than the vast majority of scripts"
"Quite different from the mainstream"
-The Black List

"Subtle and nuanced...a beautiful script (with a great soundtrack."
-Electric City Entertainment (Blue Valentine, The Place Beyond the Pines)

"Dark and heavy"
"Extraordinarily powerful"
-OddLot Entertainment (Drive, Ender's Game)

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